Defenders of the secretary say he is caught between the demands of the president and his role as steward of U.S. foreign policy.
The attorney general is particularly interested in a shadowy European professor at the center of much conservative conjecture.
Administration officials worried that President Trump would make promises he shouldn’t keep, endorse policies the United States long opposed, commit a diplomatic blunder that jeopardized a critical alliance, or simply pressure a counterpart for a personal favor.
The messages between State Department officials, an aide to Ukraine’s president and Rudy Giuliani were released by House Democrats as part of their impeachment investigation.
The former Texas governor, who has touted fossil fuels but also research into alternative energy,will likely return to the private sector.
The IRS official who filed the complaint told The Washington Post he is alarmed by recent attacks on government whistleblowers.
The nascent outreach campaign would target some of the 31 Democrats in districts Trump won in 2016, a pursuit at odds with attack ads from the Trump campaign and RNC.
Frustrated with migration surge, Trump suggested several border security ideas, including a reptile-filled moat and shooting migrants. Staffers separated the ideas into two categories — those to be dismissed, and those to be implemented.
The president’s attorney is promoting a narrative that the real story of 2016 is not Russian interference to elect Trump, but Ukrainian efforts to support Hillary Clinton.
The president faced rare booing from Republican lawmakers when he criticized Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, who was not in the room.